Dan Baum

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Dan Baum, previously a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker, is the author of Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans and Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure, published by Little, Brown and Company.

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April 1997

POISONED, RUINED, AND self-cannibalized, this city is still the grandest of all boomtowns